After a week of ups and downs off and on the pitch, the weekend was most definitely an enjoyable one for Newcastle United fans.
Here’s some of the key events from the bank holiday weekend that may just lift the spirits of those returning to work this morning:
Title back in the balance as Brighton bottle it
Superb strikes from Christian Atsu and Isaac Hayden saw us see off Cardiff on Friday night, putting us just a point behind leaders Brighton. Hughton’s men then faced Bristol City on Saturday tea time, knowing a win would see the Seagulls crowned as champions.
It did not go to plan. An uninspiring display saw them miss a huge chance at the Amex, losing 1-0 to relegation battling Bristol City.
This now means the title race, which looked dead just a week or so ago, is now back on. Newcastle play host to Barnsley on the final day whilst Brighton face a tough trip to Villa park. Should we better Brighton’s result on Sunday, we’ll be champions!
What a difference a year makes. This time last year, Sunderland fans mocked us Geordies after we were relegated to the Championship, after Big Sam kept the Mackems up at our expense.
On Saturday, Sunderland were beaten 1-0 at home to Bournemouth, with Joshua King’s 88th minute strike sealing their fate, relegating David Moyes’ side to the Championship.
Unlike Sunderland fans last season, i’ll celebrate our promotion far more than their relegation, but it’s all worked out rather nicely hasn’t it.
Who’s laughing now lads?
Leeds fans aren’t so smug anymore
They gave it the big one after salvaging a point from a game we utterly dominated last month, but have failed to win in their 3 games since. Saturday’s draw saw them remain outside of the play-offs, ending their hopes of promotion this season.
Why is this remotely relevant you may wonder?
It’s fair to say Leeds fans did not make a good impression in their 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park last month and we haven’t forgotten. The pitch invader that goaded the Gallowgate along with coins and bottles being thrown down into the Leazes end by the travelling away support. Not impressed and highly amused to see them miss out.
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